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Big gigs

Get in on the big gigs and big names bringing it to Melbourne's stadiums, concert halls, band rooms and amphitheatres.

Venues

Our major sports stadiums sport major line-ups year round: Melbourne Park's Margaret Court Arena and Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park, and even footy grounds Etihad Stadium and the MCG.

Jump around at stalwart music venue Festival Hall and keep an ear out for folk, country and indie acts at St Kilda's historic Palais Theatre.

For outdoor and all ages gigs and summer festivals, it's all beats and bats at iconic amphitheatre the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, smack bang in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

To catch big names in smaller venues, watch for local and international touring acts on the bill at dedicated pub band rooms the Northcote Social Club and the Corner, and ever-evolving CBD venue 170 Russell.

Local pubs and bars around town have plenty of acts on most nights of the week, too, so you can easily chalk up a list of bands you saw before they were famous.

Tickets

Plan ahead: touring acts often sell out quickly, with pre-sale tickets taking up a fair share. Keep an eye on tour and ticket release dates, and sign up with the major ticketing outlets to keep your finger on the pre-sale pulse. beat.com.au has a comprehensive weekly gig guide covering almost every venue in town.

Calendar

Big gigs

February

Bruce Springsteen
2 February 2017
AAMI Park

Simple Minds and the B-52s
7 February 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Guns N' Roses
14 February 2017
MCG

Suzi Quatro
18 February 2017
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

March

The Living End
2-3 March 2017
Melbourne Zoo

Pixies
4 March 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Martha Wainwright
10 March 2017
Melbourne Zoo

Justin Bieber
10 March 2017
Etihad Stadium

The Specials
11 March 2017
Melbourne Zoo

Adele
18-19 March 2017
Etihad Stadium

Twenty One Pilots
31 March 2017
Rod Laver Arena

April

Jessica Mauboy
1 April 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Dixie Chicks
1-2 April 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Blondie & Cyndie Lauper
6 April 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Santana
11 April 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Turin Brakes
13 April 2017
Northcote Social Club

The Tea Party
28 April 2017
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

May

The Wombats
3 May 2017
Festival Hall

Green Day
5-6 May 2017
Rod Laver Arena

November

Midnight Oil
6 Nov 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

December

J. Cole
6 December 2017
Margaret Court Arena

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Margaret Court Arena

The newly redeveloped Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park is Melbourne's newest venue for live music and home to the Australian Open. Originally...

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Hisense Arena

Feel like you're in the thick of the action at the multi-purpose Hisense Arena, whether it's basketball, netball, world cycling or even live music.

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Palais Theatre

This historic auditorium on St Kilda's esplanade boasts veteran as well as up-and-coming folk, country and indie stars including Feist and M Ward.

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In Dreams: The Greatest Hits is a Roy Orbison, two-record music album released in 1987 on Virgin records. The double album-set were the means by...

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More than just a Piano Man, Billy Joel is a living legend of the music industry with a catalogue of hit songs spanning more than 50 years. From the...

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The Whitlams With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Can you believe it has been twenty-five years since The Whitlams launched onto the Australian music scene? To celebrate, the band returns to...

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